Winter is here in most of the country and that brings mice and rats seeking warm shelters filled with food and water sources. Prevention is always the best way to stop rodents from infesting.
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) suggests a few steps to put on any rodent prevention checklist. These include:
• Find any cracks around the home and seal them, from ground to roof.
• Check insulation and wiring, if there are gnawing marks on them, rodents may already be inside the structure.
• Keep debris such as boxes and storage items off the ground making it harder for rodents to hide.
• Eliminate any branches that offer a clear path from the tree to a roof.
In addition, installing door sweeps is a major source of prevention as rodents can sneak under openings beneath doorways easily. Stainless-steel door sweeps like those made by Burrtec are the best option.
Remember that rodents are more than just guests in your home or business, they bring dirt, dust, disease and can ruin food and water sources. Preventing them is the best course of action.
Burrtec USA is a leading manufacturer of door sweep solutions, providing quality exclusion products to PMPs and building material suppliers. It is the North American Division of Burrtec Co., Ltd., one of Japan’s largest pest control producers. To learn more about Burrtec, visit our U.S. website.